Wanted man turns himself in after being inspired by reality show

Will Lerner
Odd News

Alaska State Troopers is a show on the National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo) about, “one of the toughest law enforcement agencies in the nation, patrolling alone on unforgiving terrains. Responding by land, air, and sea—with backup sometimes days away—these troopers patrol hundreds of miles of rugged terrain in bone-chilling temperatures to protect the people and wildlife of Alaska.” Apparently the show has made quite the impact on at least one man. As KTUU Channel 2 News reports, a wanted man turned himself in to the agency after watching some episodes of the show.

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On Friday of last week, 49-year-old Brian John Fahey approached two troopers and explained that he had several warrants out for his arrest stemming from his escape from a halfway house in Anchorage. According to KTVA CBS 11 News, Mr. Fahey told the troopers that after watching Alaska State Troopers on Nat Geo he decided to hand himself in to them because their force was, “more professional and courteous to the people they arrested than other law enforcement personnel he had dealt with.” The troopers decided that, ah heck, he wasn’t so bad himself and let him go. Just kidding, they arrested him and Mr. Fahey is being held at Anchorage Jail on $20,000 bail.

KTUU reports that the charges Mr. Fahey faces include, “Forgery in the second degree, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the fourth, Theft in the second, Felony Escape in the second, three counts Failure to Appear for original charges of Driving With License Revoked, and Probation Violation.”

More info: KTUU, KTVA